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The Colosseum is an oblong amphitheatre located in the center of city of Rome (Italy). This monument is greatest example of Roman Engineering and elevation. It is largest building built in Roman Empire. The Colosseum constructed under the rule of Emperor Vespasian. Construction timeline is 72 AD to 80 AD. The new stadium had capacity for 50000 spectators. The building used to host entertainment events in the early time. It also reused for workshop, housing for a religious presentation. This is main landmark of the Rome City. The Colosseum caused damaged by stone-robbers, disasters and earthquakes. Bearing masonry cut stone main array of stadium construction.

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The Colosseum composed of Travertine, limestone, concrete and volcanic stone. It is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions. The Colosseum is yellowish hue due to travertine.
Flooring, walls, upper stairs Pillars and radial walls are composed of Travertine, Tuff and Limestone.
The stadium was nearly 679 feet long, 512 feet wide and 160 feet tall at its highest point. It composed of 80 entrance ways and 4 sitting level.


Limestone : Limestone is a sedimentary rock. It consist of Calcite and aragonite, these are form of calcium carbonate. Some limestone also consists by coral or foraminifera. Most limestone forms in shallow, calm, warm marine waters. Limestone is widely used for construction, tiles, limestone slabs in flooring, paving, wall cladding, and vanity tops. It is also used as dimension stone, flux, roofs, granules, mines safety dust etc. It is an excellent stone for exterior and interior use.

Travertine : Travertine is a terrestrial sedimentary rock. Travertine is one of the most commonly stones used as building stone. This stone is famous for cladding, flooring purpose. Brown to yellow color travertine used in Colosseum. Commonly occurs with limestone. It can also form stalactites, stalagmites, and other speleothems. It can also form in association with siliceous systems that form bryophytes, algae and siliceous sinter. Macrophytes, cyanobacteria, and other organisms often colonize the surface of travertine. It is mainly consists of calcium carbonate. It is widely used as flooring, paving patios and garden paths. The Colosseum in Rome is great sample of travertine in the world. Hardness is 2.5-3.5 generally formed from geothermal heated supersaturated alkaline waters with partial pressure. It is less coarse-grained stone.

 

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